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Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.

DNAstack offers cloud-based access to bioinformatics solutions and mechanisms for sharing genomic data that leverage open APIs and resources. 

The project is utilizing an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system and includes a collaboration with Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences.

The partners will evaluate various established research solutions including a number of variant calling methods for potential clinical use.

The partners are building applications on the Google cloud to store, process, explore, and share genomic and healthcare data.

It's Electric

GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences form Galvani Bioelectronics.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

'Going Big'

Alphabet leadership and others defend Verily's ambitious projects, Stat News reports.

Verily's life science projects aren't living up to expectations, Stat News reports.

New Verily Faces

The San Francisco Business Times examines Verily's latest hires.

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Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.

Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.

The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.

In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.